Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – III

In our previous posts, we emphasized how young women aged less than 55 years constitute a vulnerable population in the context of heart disease. Heart attack is among the leading causes of death kills over 15000 women in this age group each year. Even among those who survive, heart attacks kill young women much in excess of young men. It is likely that less awareness, … Continue reading Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – III

Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – II

Even though more than 30,000 women less than 55 years of age suffer from heart attacks every year in the United States alone, young women remain a vulnerable, yet understudied group with worsening risk profiles and worse outcomes as compared with men. These healthcare disparities in heart disease are persistent over the last decade. Here are some trends for heart attacks in young women in … Continue reading Young Women and Heart Attacks Series – II

Is That Sex to Die For?

Doctors love to talk about the risks and benefits of something before asking for consent. What about sex though? No, not with your doctor! Seriously… there may be more to it than the risk of STDs and using contraception though. A recent article outlines a risk of sex that many probably haven’t thought about. Sudden cardiac death, or dying suddenly from heart problems, is all-in-all … Continue reading Is That Sex to Die For?